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Ramesh Rout in House
Speaker Pradeep Kumar Amat allowed Athagarh MLA Ramesh Rout to attend the Assembly proceedings on Tuesday. Rout was debarred from attending Assembly proceedings after the high court last month declared his election as null and void. Later, Rout moved the Supreme Court, which set aside the high court order and allowed him to continue as MLA.
Students of Sainik School, Bhubaneswar, celebrated the school’s investiture ceremony on Tuesday at the school campus. Twin city police commissioner Bijay Kumar Sharma was the chief guest. In his address, Sharma said that he has been seeing cadets of the Sainik School shinning everywhere, be in the armed forces or in civilian life. He also appreciated the students for their high sense of discipline, good conduct and leadership qualities. While awarding ranks to new cadets, he said that there is reason for the boys to be proud their institution. Shara added that today’s society expects moral values, honesty and high commitment from the younger generation. These qualities can make them responsible citizens in the future. School principal Captain K.S. Noor also urged the cadets to become good human beings.
The state government today affected a minor reshuffle in the senior IAS cadre. Commerce and transport department secretary Satyabrata Sahu has been transferred to the post of secretary in the fishery and animal husbandry department. Sahu replaced G. Mohankumar, who has gone on deputation to the Centre as additional secretary in the water resources ministry. Excise secretary S Srinivasan has been given additional charge of the commerce and transport department.
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik has said that the investigations into the Kandhamal riot cases are progressing well and that the statements of nearly 230 witnesses have been recorded. “While the first judicial commission probing the 2007 riot has recorded the statements of 173 witnesses, the second commission headed by Justice S.C. Mohapatra has examined 60 witnesses,” Patnaik informed the state Assembly on Tuesday.
The first floodwater of Mahandi river would be released from the Hirakud reservoir from Wednesday. While 3.51 lakh cubic water is entering the reservoir per second, the reservoir is releasing 26,000 cubic water. The water level of Hirakud has crossed 610 feet.
Heavy rain is expected at one or two places over the state, with thundershowers at many places, as the southwest monsoon has been reactivated since Monday. Bhubaneswar Meteorology department reports confirmed that northern interior pockets of Orissa received heavy rain.
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